Bangor (Gwynedd) railway station

Bangor (Gwynedd) Railway Station

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Bangor (Gwynedd) railway station

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Bangor railway station in Bangor, Gwynedd is the last mainland station on the London Euston to Holyhead North Wales Coast line. The station is 40 km (24¾ miles) east of Holyhead.

The station occupies a rather exposed site with the wind channeled between high ground on both sides and exposed to the prevailing wet westerly winds. A full platform length canopy on Platform 1 provides protection for travellers heading east and south to Chester and beyond. Travellers heading north towards Holyhead on Platform 2 have only two bays of canopy to shelter under. An enclosed pedestrian bridge links the two platforms. For cyclists there are a row of cycle kennels at the northern end of Platform 1.

History

The station was opened on 1 May 1848 by the Chester and Holyhead Railway, built at a cost of £6,960 and lies between two tunnels, each of which has two running lines, an up line and a down line. Through the station there are also two further lines used for goods traffic, particularly the carriage of nuclear fuel flasks to and from Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey.

The station was expanded as branch lines were opened:

The present building on platform 1 was the main building with a forecourt on the site of the present car park. Between 1924 and 1927 an additional loop line and...
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